We need your help NOW to fight for New Jersey communities victimized by industrial pollution.
The Christie Administration’s 2018 budget proposal includes a provision that would cap how much money from natural resource damage settlements could be used to restore affected communities. No matter how much money our state wins from corporate polluters only $50 million could go to cleaning up the mess. The rest of the money would be diverted to the state's general fund.
This is especially important this year because Exxon Mobil has agreed to pay $225 million for damages to the environment in Northern New Jersey. That is only a tiny fraction of the original damage assessment, but ONLY $50 million would be invested back into the impacted communities. These communities have lived too long with pollution and deserve justice.
Call your state Senator and Assembly members TODAY and ask them to introduce a budget amendment that would remove this cap and dedicate 100% of Natural Resource Damages settlements to repair communities damaged by pollution. But hurry! The budget is expected to be finalized next week.
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Together, we can win justice for communities facing industrial pollution if enough of us speak up.
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